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Dr. Usha Srinath

Psychologist, Bangalore

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I do personality assessment, diagnostic pschological assessment, IQ assessment for children and adults. I am a psychotherapist working with severely mentally disturbed individuals for the......more
I do personality assessment, diagnostic pschological assessment, IQ assessment for children and adults. I am a psychotherapist working with severely mentally disturbed individuals for the past 36 years. I see clients with stress, depression, marital discord and other neurotic problems.
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Dr. Usha Srinath is one of the best Psychologists in BTM Layout, Bangalore. She is currently practising at Athma Shakti Vidyalaya in BTM Layout, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. Usha Srinath and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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Hi doc, I am 26 years old female and I don't feel anything even when my bf touches my private parts , is there something wrong with me , am really worried and it is causing depression in me. Please help.

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Hi doc, I am 26 years old female and I don't feel anything even when my bf touches my private parts , is there someth...
Difficulty in getting sexually aroused by touch can have varied reasons from medical to psychological. If you do not have any active medical problems then you probably face some psychological issues like stress and anxiety. Inability to enjoy sexual experience is also hindered by preoccupation with too much of stress, fear, expectations and misconceptions about sexual activity. All you need a thorough evaluation and complete sexual counselling consult a psychiatrist and sexologist for the same.

My hairs are falling from 2 years ago. I am very tensed about this. Please tell me how to control hair fall. Or tell me how to regrow the hairs.

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My hairs are falling from 2 years ago. I am very tensed about this. Please tell me how to control hair fall. Or tell ...
You can go for following remedy it will help you 1. Cut and de-seed an Indian gooseberry 2. Crush the cut gooseberry to paste 3. Press this paste on a sieve and extract its juice 4. Add 3 tbsp lemon juice to this juice 5. Mix well 6. Apply this on the scalp 7. Leave it for 30 min 8. Wash off with normal water Causes: • Stress • Weakness • Anaemia • Lack of proper nutrition • Vitamin B6 and folic acid deficiency • Unclean scalp, which blocks and weakens the hair pores • Hereditary factors This will help with your concern.

Doctor I am suffering from anxiety. How to overcome from anxiety? I feel very depressed and has a thinking always come in my mind when anxiety occur that I will die soon. How to overcome from anxiety?

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Doctor I am suffering from anxiety. How to overcome from anxiety? I feel very depressed and has a thinking always com...
The best remedy i can recommend you is as follows Natural home remedy using Indian gooseberry and nutmeg powder: 1. Cut, de-seed and crush 4-5 Indian gooseberries to paste 2. Press this paste on a sieve and extract the juice 3. Take 2 tsp of this Indian gooseberry juice 4. Add ½ tsp nutmeg powder 5. Mix well 6. Drink 2 times a day Surely you will get results.

Hi. I am smoking. How I free from smoke? I am 17 year old.

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If you are an occasional smoker - with public messages, health awareness programs and your own doctors advice, you can quit. If you are a regular smoker, motivational therapy with a trained psychotherapist or a psychiatrist and enormous will power will help you quit. If you are a diseased smoker, consult a de addiction psychiatrist at the earliest. He may give you anti-smoking medications and de addiction treatment.

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TIP FOR EXHAUSTED MIND:
Clearing the week's clutter from your mind will leave you feeling remarkably refreshed. Set some time aside every day to focus 100% on the moment.
The art of paying more attention in the present moment is the key to more effective stress and life management.
HOW:
1. Find a quiet and comfortable place. Sit in a chair or on the floor with your head, neck and back straight, but relaxed.
2. Become aware of your breathing, focusing on the sensation of air moving in and out of your body as you breathe. There?s no need to change the breath. Just feel it in your body.
3. When thoughts come up in your mind, don't ignore or suppress them, but simply take note of them. Observe where your mind went off to, without judging, and simply return to your breathing. Remember not to be too hard on yourself if this happens.
4. Set your alarm and practice ten minutes of this when you wake up, or when you go to sleep (or both).

Am a chain smoker. Now am controlled it. But daily one or two cigarettes smoking continuous. What the way to am stopping. If any nikodin flavour chocolates available in store.

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Even one or two cigarettes are harmful. Nicotine tabs are available but may not be in flavors you desire. Nicotine chewing gums are also there. The urge to discontinue is hampered by many factors but the worst of them is the conditioning. In fact these conditions can exist all through the day unlike other addictions. But your desire to want to stop is the most important factor. It is important to find out about the ill-effects of smoking to have a reason that alarms you about continuing in the habit. The information is really scary but true. The nicotine in tobacco smoke stimulates the heart beat to raise the blood pressure in no time at all. So you must avoid it like the plague: it is just very bad medicine for you. In fact it is highly toxic too. You will need to stop smoking or consuming any tobacco related items with immediate effect. You should start vigorous exercises, gradually increasing it over a period of time. Do deep breathing exercises every time you feel like smoking (try Yoga), and replace the oral urge with some healthy food substitute to satiate the need. You may also take hard candy or chewing gum. If the urge is too strong, then use nicotine chewing gum or nicotine patches, for a little while until the smoking drive reduces, substantially. You may also join Smokers Anonymous in your city where the support is really extraordinary for like-minded people who are also in the same situation. Keep yourself occupied or engaged with interesting activities during the times when it is most tempting. Keep the company of non-smokers for some time i.e. at least for the first 21 days. Above all announce it to everyone that you have quit smoking. Here’s a piece of very good advice: even if you accidentally/willfully take a cigarette, it is not the end of the world – you can start the cessation all over again. You must persevere with the best support until you defeat this addiction. Counseling is very useful in the initial stages and when temptations are at their highest.

I am 23 years old and I am suffering from chest pain. I do not know whether it is for smoking. As I smoke a lot. What should I do to reduce the pain?

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I am 23 years old and I am suffering from chest pain. I do not know whether it is for smoking. As I smoke a lot. What...
You need to get yourself examined for tobacco-related problems. You must focus on giving up the smoking more than reducing the pain. You have to quit cold turkey because the body and mind will torture you endlessly while attempting a reduction in smoking. The tobacco tar in cigarette smoke lines your lung with huge patches that make that portion dysfunctional. Your oxygen carrying capacity is jeopardized, and breathing is impinged on. But don’t be discouraged because it is not too late even now to reverse all the ill-effects of smoking. I don’t know what other organs could be damaged but do go for a thorough medical check-up to assess the effects of your abuse. Regarding improving your lungs, do a lot of aerobic exercise breathing through your nostrils only. Then there are a lot of deep breathing exercises in Yoga which you can learn too. Deep breathing cleanses your system and lungs and restores it to good health. Deep breathing uses the 80% of the lungs which are not normally used in normal breathing and even when exerting yourself. The greatest effect is in the lungs because this substance is processed through the respiratory system directly through the lung surface. When quitting, you must take one day at a time; though you must give up all smoking at once, and promptly. If you look too far ahead you will get discouraged and will give up. If you sit and count the number of days you have given up, that will also focus too much on achievement. You must focus on the here and now, on that day to be precise. After all quitting is not that easy due to many factors. So even if you fail one day, you must try and try again. Very few people succeed in their first attempt. Your persistence will eventually pay off. The urge to discontinue is hampered by many factors but the worst of them is the conditioning. In fact, these conditions can exist all through the day, unlike other addictions. But your desire to want to stop is the most important factor. It is important to find out about the ill-effects of smoking to have a reason that alarms you about continuing the habit. The information is really scary but true and you must remind yourself about this every day. The nicotine in tobacco smoke stimulates the heartbeat to raise the blood pressure in no time at all. So you must avoid it like the plague: it is just very bad medicine for you. In fact, it is highly toxic too. You will need to stop smoking or consuming any tobacco related items with immediate effect. You should start vigorous exercises, gradually increasing it over a period of time. Do deep breathing exercises every time you feel like smoking (try Yoga), and replace the oral urge with some healthy food substitute to satiate the need. You may also take hard candy or chew gum. If the urge is too strong, then use nicotine gums and nicotine patches, for a little while until the smoking drive reduces, substantially. You may also join Smokers Anonymous in your city where the support is really extraordinary for like-minded people who are also in the same situation. Keep yourself occupied or engaged with interesting activities during the times when it is most tempting. Keep the company of non-smokers for some time i.e. at least for the first 21 days. Above all announce it to everyone that you have quit smoking. Here’s a piece of very good advice: even if you accidentally/willfully take a cigarette, it is not the end of the world – you can start the cessation all over again. You must persevere with the best support until you defeat this addiction. Counseling is very useful in the initial stages and when temptations are at their highest. You could also join twitter2quit program and enjoy its success to give up smoking.

I have temper issues. I am very low tempered. This has cost me a lot. But I can't help it. How to overcome this issue?

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Dear lybrate user. I can understand. Anger and aggression are emotions. These emotions are triggered when you are frustrated, disappointed, stressed or anxious. You need to watch your mental condition and understand the reason why you are short tempered. I suggest online anger management therapy. Take care.

I lost somebody close last year and since them feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time. Please help me.

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I lost somebody close last year and since them feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time. Please ...
Dear lybrate-user. I csn understand. Loosing someone near and dear causes depression and such depression will be for short duration. If you still are depressed, please consult a psychologist. Take care.

Sir me aisa kya kru ki me kisi exame ki taiyyari me jyada se jyada concentrate ker paun. Please advise.

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Dear, memory and mind power consists of understanding, storing and recollection of information you learn. Understanding depends on concentration. The more creative you are on doing tasks or reading, the more you understand. Storage and recollection depends on your understanding and how well you review what you have learned. Repetition and review of material learned and other tasks provides easy recollection. You can improve your concentration and total brain power with the help of green leafy vegetables, exercise, creative activities, number puzzles like sudoku etc. Hard work is the key to learning and recollection. Post a private question to me and I shall provide you more tips. Take care.

Dear Sir, I am not getting sleep with out a pill, even after taking a pill, it's taking lot of time to go in to sleep. If taken few drinks, I am able to sleep for some time, but if I happened to awake in between the night, sleep is out of question. Is there any solution for this.

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Dear Sir,
I am not getting sleep with out a pill, even after taking a pill, it's taking lot of time to go in to sleep...
Neither pill nor drink can get you healthy sleep. This may be short term arrangement, but it can lead to addiction. To have peaceful sleep, you have to first get rid of the addiction and its negative effects. Homoeopathy has good treatment for your problem, without causing adverse effects. Take homoeopathic medicine nux vomica 200 daily in the morning and in the evening and give feedback after 6 days.

I am a 28 years old unmarried man. I am depress from last some years. What should I do.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
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Dear, you should be able to distinguish between disappointment and depression. Disappointment also brings on symptoms identical to depression but they are short lived. Were you disappointed in the near past? please post a private question to me with every detail. I will help you. Take care.

I am 44 years old. I have been using franxit 0.5 tablets since 4 years for depression and anxiety relief. But this medicine was banned recently. Kindly suggest the substitute medicine for this franxit 0.5 an I am also a diabetic patient.

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I am 44 years old. I have been using franxit 0.5 tablets since 4 years for depression and anxiety relief. But this me...
Hello, franxit contains two drugs:-flupenthixol 0.5mg and melitracin 10mg. Flupenthixol is available under the brand name of fluanxol/spenzo (0.5mg) though melitracin is not available per se, but it belongs to the class of tricyclic antidepressants. Other medicines of this class like amitryptilline or imipramine are available.

Dear Doctor, My wife is diagnosed with depressive dos order. I would like to know the gravity of this medical condition. Whether there are chances for this medical condition to relapse. Whether there should be significant behavior changes that needs to brought on my part to contain her from relapsing. Whether this medical condition is just situation based or clinical. Whether needs to take medication for a long period and how bad can be the side effects. She has already started anti depressant tabs and has started putting on significant weight. Kindly let me know on the above queries and beyond this if there is any thing I need to know about this medical condition. Thanks

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Dear Doctor,
My wife is diagnosed with depressive dos order.
I would like to know the gravity of this medical conditi...
Depressive disorder is a condition, where a person is mostly sad, has negative thoughts, keeps crying, cannot enjoy life etc. Once she is diagnosed with this condition she needs to be medication till the doctor asks her to stop it. With depressive patients, there is a threat of suicidal attempts. With medicines, she will behave normally, but if she stops the medication on her own, she will have relapse. Along with the medicines, your wife needstherapy/counselling sessions. She is very young and continuous medication will have ill effects on her, like - weight gain, loss of sex drive, etc. To save your wife from this, please consult a counsellor, when she is still on medication. Counselling will help in treating the root cause of her depression, hence after the counselling process is over, with the consultation of your psychiatrist you may stop the medication. You also can talk to a counsellor, who will help you in understanding her situation and will also help you in modifying your behaviour, if necessary. Take care.

He used to smoke alot for 2 years. Now he want to stop smoking but he can't give up. Please tell me how to get rid of that.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist
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You have to try and try again till you succeed. You have to quit cold turkey because the body and mind will torture you endlessly while attempting a reduction in smoking. The tobacco tar in cigarette smoke lines your lung with huge patches that make that portion dysfunctional. Your oxygen carrying capacity is jeopardized, and breathing is impinged on. But don’t be discouraged because it is not too late even now to reverse all the ill-effects of smoking. I don’t know what other organs could be damaged but do go for a thorough medical check-up to assess the effects of your abuse. Regarding improving your lungs, do a lot of aerobic exercise breathing through your nostrils only. Then there are a lot of deep breathing exercises in Yoga which you can learn too. Deep breathing cleanses your system and lungs and restores it to good health. Deep breathing uses the 80% of the lungs which are not normally used in normal breathing and even when exerting yourself. The greatest effect is in the lungs because this substance is processed through the respiratory system directly through the lung surface. When quitting, you must take one day at a time; though you must give up all smoking at once, and promptly. If you look too far ahead you will get discouraged and will give up. If you sit and count the number of days you have given up, that will also focus too much on achievement. You must focus on the here and now, on that day to be precise. After all quitting is not that easy due to many factors. So even if you fail one day, you must try and try again. Very few people succeed in their first attempt. Your persistence will eventually pay off. The urge to discontinue is hampered by many factors but the worst of them is the conditioning. In fact, these conditions can exist all through the day, unlike other addictions. But your desire to want to stop is the most important factor. It is important to find out about the ill-effects of smoking to have a reason that alarms you about continuing the habit. The information is really scary but true and you must remind yourself about this every day. The nicotine in tobacco smoke stimulates the heartbeat to raise the blood pressure in no time at all. So you must avoid it like the plague: it is just very bad medicine for you. In fact, it is highly toxic too. You will need to stop smoking or consuming any tobacco related items with immediate effect. You should start vigorous exercises, gradually increasing it over a period of time. Do deep breathing exercises every time you feel like smoking (try Yoga), and replace the oral urge with some healthy food substitute to satiate the need. You may also take hard candy or chew gum. If the urge is too strong, then use nicotine gums and nicotine patches, for a little while until the smoking drive reduces, substantially. You may also join Smokers Anonymous in your city where the support is really extraordinary for like-minded people who are also in the same situation. Keep yourself occupied or engaged with interesting activities during the times when it is most tempting. Keep the company of non-smokers for some time i. E. At least for the first 21 days. Above all announce it to everyone that you have quit smoking. Here’s a piece of very good advice: even if you accidentally/willfully take a cigarette, it is not the end of the world – you can start the cessation all over again. You must persevere with the best support until you defeat this addiction. Counseling is very useful in the initial stages and when temptations are at their highest.

Should I use any combination along with fluoxamine or only fluoxamine will be enough?

M.D,Psychiatry
Psychiatrist
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If dose of tab fluvoxamine has reached upto 200 mg. And there is still no relief then we can add another medicine.

Hello Dr. I am 26 years old. I don't like to meet anyone. I feel comfortable to spend time along. I get angry at small topic. I want to do study but when I sit to study I can" t concentrate. I can not be mainly and physically prepare for wedding. I'm feeling that I will be made.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
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Dear Lybrate user. You are YOU. Be you. You be comfortable to spent time alone. There is nothing wrong. Anger is an emotion and you should get your EQ checked. To get concentration you should start physical exercise and meditation. Take care.

Scaring to writing in front of new people. And not feel comfortable to write exact spell even though I know well. Please suggest me what is the cause.

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Scaring to writing in front of new people. And not feel comfortable to write exact spell even though I know well. Ple...
It seems you are thinking what will people think if you write something wrong, they will judge u. If yes you are having anxiety disorder, meet a psychiatrist you will get solution.

Hi I get ultimste happiness and frustation as soon as I get some good / bad news. In case if I am not able to have sex with my partner, it give ultimate sadness in my mind so I cannot do any constructive work. Which is hampering my progress. I am at 42 but I have desires for sex almost 5 day a week. Is it normal?

D.P.M, MBBS
Psychiatrist
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At times its normal, but depends on your personality, your psychological set up, your cognitive process, I guess you should discuss it with a psychiatrist

Hello doctor how r you. I am 15 years old girl now I am in 10th I always lose my concentration while studying pls suggest some home remedies to cure this plsss doctor.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
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Dear Dhanya, You must be able to understand Concentration, attention span, recollection and distraction. If you are able to watch a movie for two hours continuously, if you are able to play a game for an hour, then you do not have any concentration problems. You can't be attentive towards your studies because you are not interested in it. You are able to watch movie and play game because you are interested in it. Human cannot be attentive towards anything for more than 10 minutes. If the task is boring, it is natural that that person will sleep or feel sleepy. Then you should study in such a way that your attention is continued and make the subjects are interesting to you. Effective learning techniques should help you. Recollection depends on anxiety, stress and other physical and circumstantial factors. Distractions while studying are plentiful. You should be able to overcome distractions or avoid distractions. Please understand the above. Change your study style and attitude accordingly. Please search internet for "effective learning" techniques or you may consult a psychologist. Take care.
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